Monday 18 December 2017

We won't do a magazine deal to sell wedding snaps – Rosanna

Wes and Rosanna. Photo: Colin Keegan, Collins, Dublin
Wes and Rosanna. Photo: Colin Keegan, Collins, Dublin

Former Miss World Rosanna Davison may have happily given the green light to a Playboy centrefold but she has revealed she is not planning on selling the rights to her paradise island nuptials.

The model got engaged at her family's holiday retreat in Mauritius at the beginning of the year and has hinted that she will return to the island to marry on the beach.

But while she regularly features on glossy magazine spreads, she told the Ray D'Arcy show that she wants to keep her nuptials a private affair.

She said: "We really want to just share it with our family and friends to have something that is ours because so much of the rest of my life is public.

"It's our private day and it is just not the plan.

"There was an offer a few months ago to do engagement shots and possibly wedding shots but nothing else was spoken about since then. I'm not considering it at the moment."

She also told yesterday how she ended up swapping wedding tips with the 26-year-old newlywed wife of Hugh Heffner during her recent trip to the Playboy mansion in May.

She said: "His wife is 26. She was there and I had a chat with her. I was asking about their wedding. I was trying to get a few wedding tips from her."

The model who recently spoke about having a beach wedding next summer said yesterday she is planning to have a double celebration of her nuptials in Ireland and abroad.

She said: "We're looking at doing something in Ireland and abroad as well – just to include everybody."

She also said the Playboy boss didn't flirt with her on her trip to his famous mansion in LA but he did have a "glint in his eye".

She said: "He's just like a sweet old man. He's great. He's a legend. He has a glint in his eye but he's an elderly man. He's my grandmother's age."

She said she thought long and hard before decided to strip for the iconic magazine.

She said: "I didn't make a career until now of doing this sort of modelling.

"I turned it down the first time it was asked. Eventually I said 'it's now or never'.

"I thought this was the time to do it. I have nothing to hide. It's a human body. That's just my opinion."

She said she is unsure of the effect of the US centrefold on her career in Hollywood.

"I don't know what to anticipate. I'm lucky the opportunity came along."

Meanwhile she said she was very happy to become the poster girl for PETA in a campaign featuring her lying on a bed of chillies entitled Being Vegan Is Red Hot.

She said: "I gave veganism a try two years ago. I woke up one day and I had huge mental clarity, amazing energy and my fitness improved and I had more of a glow."


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